what is msfwsvc.exe

Posted on 2009-04-16
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
What is it?
Question by:OrcasTech
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    It's the executable for the firewall service in the Windows OneCare package.


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    The process MSFWSVC service or OneCare Firewall service belongs to the software Microsoft(R) Protection Service or Microsoft Protection Service or Windows Live OneCare by Microsoft Corporation (

    Description: File msfwsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows XP are 802,120 bytes (33% of all occurrence), 838,960 bytes, 755,264 bytes, 868,928 bytes, 822,600 bytes, 869,952 bytes, 755,096 bytes.
    The program has no visible window. The file has a digital Signature. It is not a Windows core file. The program can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet.

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